Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 19 - MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES

Part A - Miscellaneous Expenses

  1. FRESH FLOWERS OR POTTED PLANTS

  2. PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  3. SERVICES OF LAWYERS OR OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS, including -
will divorce civil litigation, including lawsuits,
bankruptcies, etc.
bail bonds contracts mediation
arbitration services estate settlements criminal litigation

Do not include fees for business purposes or for real estate closing costs.

  1. ACCOUNTING FEES, including -
estate management trust management income tax preparation

Do not include fees for business purposes.

  1. OCCUPATIONAL EXPENSES, such as union dues or professional licenses.
  1. GARDENING OR LAWN CARE SERVICES, including -
fertilizing lawn cutting hedge trimming
tree removal tilling tree pruning
planting plowing

Include any services provided under service contracts.
Do not include services covered by management or maintenance fees.

  1. HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES, including -
cleaning laundering cooking
window washing carpet cleaning
  1. HOME SECURITY SYSTEM SERVICE FEES
  1. OTHER HOME SERVICES OR SMALL REPAIR JOBS AROUND THE HOUSE, NOT PREVIOUSLY REPORTED
snow removal diaper service pool maintenance
  1. MOVING, STORAGE, OR FREIGHT, including -
    moving companies mini-warehouses self-storage units cargo shipping
    Do not include expenses reimbursed by an employer or other persons outside of the household.
  1. STAMP OR COIN COLLECTING, including -
stamp albums coin albums first day covers
Do not include postage.
  1. LOTTERIES OR GAMES OF CHANCE
  1. BABYSITTING, NANNY SERVICES, OR OTHER CHILD CARE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE YOUR HOME

    Do not include nursery school care or care in a day care center.
  1. TOYS OR GAMES, inlcuding -

trains dart board action figures games
infant toys stuffed animals dolls trucks
  1. ARTS OR CRAFT KITS, including -
model kits scrapbook supplies
needlepoint kits rug kits
  1. SEWING, KNITTING, OR QUILTING MATERIALS AND ITEMS, INCLUDING -

fabric patterns buttons thread/yarn
sewing kit crochet hooks measuring tapes knitting equipment
sequins felt zipper embroidery hoops
seam binding needles quilt pad rug material
interfacing fiberfill stuffing beads
  1. PURCHASE OF PETS, PET SUPPLIES, OR MEDICINE FOR PETS, including -

aquarium tropical fish dog house collars
hamster cage pet toys bird cage dog
guinea pig cat bird hamster
gerbil
Do not include pet food.
  1. PET SERVICES, including -
grooming kennels license pet daycare
pet resorts dog walking training
  1. VETERINARIAN EXPENSES FOR PETS, including -
vet visits veterinary treatment surgery vaccinations
  1. FOOD AND BEVERAGES FOR CATERED AFFAIRS

bridal showers parties Bar/Bat Mitzvahs quinceañeras
weddings graduations anniversaries confirmations
  1. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR CATERED AFFAIRS
  1. RENTAL OF PARTY SUPPLIES FOR CATERED AFFAIRS
  1. PURCHASE OR UPKEEP OF CEMETERY LOTS OR VAULTS

  2. FUNERALS, BURIALS, OR CREMATION, including -
burial fees flowers for funeral musician honoraria limosines (used
during funeral)
burial plans clergy funeral transcript
headstones footstones

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Last Modified Date: April 30, 2013

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